Whether you’re experiencing a traditional European driven hunt or a classic spot and stalk, the Eurasian Boar is a formidable quarry. Heavy boned and low to the ground these animals can weigh up to 400lbs with some boars recorded at nearly 700lbs. While their eyesight is only fair, their sense of smell and excellent hearing make them wary and alert. Add in their speed and razor sharp tusks, and you have pulse pounding challenge for any hunter. Here are the current Top Ten Eurasian Boars from the SCI Record Book.
#10 Franz-Josef Stappen took this boar near Kormisoch, Bulgaria in 2010. Its tusks measured a total of 27 4/16″.
#1 Siegfried Egger claims the number 1 spot with this big boar taken in 2013 in Burgenland, Austria with the help of Martin Meuper of FN Hunting. It measures a whopping 36 2/16″
#2 Nadan Vidosevic bagged this boar in Cesma, Croatia in 2012, guided by Vanja Mesic. It measures 34 9/16″.
#3 Dr. Gerald Warnock holds the number three spot with this boar taken near Gyulaj, Hungary in 2011. It measures 31 9/16″.
#4 Igor Mochaev took this boar in Belarus, Vitebskaya in 2006 with Babunovicheskoe Co. Lt. It measures 30 15/16″.
#5 Janko Zakersnik took this boar in 2010 near Cesma, Croatia with Hunt In Europe. It measures 30 2/16″.
#6 Oleksandr Aptilon bagged this 30″ beauty in 2001 near Kiev, Ukraine.
#7 Gerard Ehrminger took this respectable boar in 1995 near Stara-zagora, Bulgaria, guided by R. Gunchev. This boar measures 28 14/16″.
#8 Vicente Sanchez took this boar on a hunt near Miesenbach, Austria in 2008. It measures 28 12/16″.